I entered the Sisters Quilt show Block contest. Always fun to stretch yourself and use fabric that I would never otherwise use. It is due in June so I have to put my thinking cap on and figure out what I am going to do with this fabric.
This will be the back of my little log cabins quilt. I used the left over hst from my swoon quilt and added borders. And last night I decided to make the little pillow from mini houses. I got nine done and thought I was all done. When I was looking at the pattern this am I realized I needed to make 12. So tonight the other 3 will be made. A charm pack really does go a long ways.
I used the left over background fabric from my Swoon Quilt also from Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric. Since I took this picture I trimmed down the sides to 1 3/4 inches. It should finish very close to the one above it in the image. Now to figure out a backing and hand quilt it!
1999 October magazine. I love love love this Jo Morton log cabin small quilt. So I made one. It usually sits on my bed side table.
why blogger insists on turning images makes me so mad. but there seems to be nothing I can do so turn your head. this is the one I made a few years back. but I saved the magazine because I love the pattern.
I bought a little charm pack of fabric.
And decided that I would make this pattern again. I love the way it is turning out!
My friend Pammy just happened to have this on hand and wasn't using it. A Rowenta Effective 1600 W.doesn't that sound impressive? I love it. I used it last night to iron my new fat quarters. It works very well and is a nice weight! Thank you Pammy!
I have never done this before! I ordered the fabric exactly like the pattern. Every time I run across this pattern, Chippewa Nine Patch by Minick and Simpson I just think I have to have it. so I did buy it all!
The fabric line is Prairie paisley also by Minick & Simpson. A bonus, the pattern is written well and easy to read and understand. Looking forward to making this one.
Over the weekend I finished this quilt. It was quilted by a place that shall remain nameless (grrrr) and they stretched the heck out of it and folded the edges over until it was a mess. I un-quilted a lot of it and fixed it as best I could. Then put the binding on it and called it good. Now it is the quilt that will be used to wrap furniture if I move. But until then it is used at night to keep warm. I love it and am sad that the quilter ruined my quilt.
My old iron died on Monday night. I was so sad because I really liked it.
It was a cheap Rival iron, no bells or whistles, just a workhorse.
I looked online and this was the only iron that interested me
but after turning it on last night and trying to iron I realize it is way to
heavy. So the search continues for the perfect iron. Is one out there.
I don't want to spend an arm and a leg.